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Aki Restaurant

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
+1 604-682-4032
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  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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17:30 - 21:30 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I was really surprised when AKI Japanese Restaurant moved from it's original location to it's current about six years ago. It seemed like such a departure from it's roots. I remember visiting the Powell St location in the early 90's and if I recall it...More

Thank P999MM
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I gave this restaurant a 5-Star rating in 2014 because it was an excellent traditional Japanese restaurant with many years of experience in Vancouver. Now, under the new ownership, it becomes not just an ordinary Japanese eatery but a place which will leave you with...More

1  Thank bengo333
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Place can get busy so suggest arriving 11:45am for lunch. Of course you can make a reservation and eliminate the worry. My benchmark for me is Katsu Don, a simple rice bowl meal with pork slices. The key is what else does it include. I...More

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I enjoyed my bento box lunch, my husband had the sushi lunch. We saw that it was full of people and wanted to escape the rain. So glad we did!

1  Thank quelinda2015
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This authentic Japanese restaurant consistently offers good food at reasonable prices (for downtown). The fish is always really fresh, and the staff are super friendly. The restaurant isn't too loud, so its easy to have a conversation with friends.

1  Thank DTrad
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've been here many times, mainly out of convenience as I work nearby. I will say this - the Nabeyaki Udon is the best I've ever had anywhere, and I've eaten at numerous Japanese restaurants all over the city and ordered the same thing. It's...More

Thank Derek L
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It is so funny that this is the second time I have visited Aki restaurant even though I have been living in Vancouver almost 20 years. This restaurant used to be near Joe Fortes long time ago and now it moved to West Pender near...More

Thank ryont
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Aki is a nice place to eat lunch and dinner -- it gets pretty busy during lunchtime. They serve very tasty grilled food. The zaru soba is a good dish to get during the summer. The restaurant location is close to the seawall so it's...More

Thank cq01
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We took the family lunch today and were amazed by the high quality of the food and the service, and how very reasonable prices were. We could not have asked for better. Highly recommended.

Thank familiac716
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Pros: The restaurant has excellent sake, great sushi and sashimi, and very good service. The quality is notable. The restaurant is always 2/3 full, but every time we've walked in, we've been seated with a warm greeting without delay. If you know of Miku, Aki...More

Thank WorldBizTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-4032
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